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US Formally Announces Withdrawal from Paris Climate Deal, Pompeo Says

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The Epoch Times cites Director for the Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell on the Paris agreement:

Myron Ebell, director at the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit libertarian think-tank, told The Epoch Times that pulling the United States out of the deal was necessary.

“Getting out of Paris is the most important deregulatory action taken by the Trump administration in terms of maintaining our sovereignty and of freeing our economy from a never-ending stream of energy-rationing policies,” Ebell said via email.

Ebell noted most of the other countries in the deal wouldn’t be able to meet their commitments and also singled out China, the world’s largest polluter.

“China candidly admitted in their commitment that Chinese emissions will continue to increase until 2030,” he wrote. “On the other hand, if the U.S. had stayed in Paris, the commitment undertaken by President [Barack] Obama in 2015 would be enforceable in federal courts.”

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